a dance in common (outside at night)

danced to incidental night sounds…

regard the moon/sky

regard the land surface area your feet soles connect with

reach out with an arm, expecting a shoulder

lean in tentatively,

slightly share your body weight attentively, 

receive body weight from another.

linger here, listening for sounds of breath

recover your weight/return theirs

refresh with a sharp inhale, skull rocked backwards on your occipital joint

exhale heavily, chin dropping towards chest,

inhale, lift skull, eyes forward

exhale, re-face with two small steps

repeat four times.

danced by more than one

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Great Southern Dance pays its respects to the original owners of the land upon which we work, the Muwinina and the Mumirimina people.

We acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the continuing custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and honour Aboriginal Elders past and present. We value their history, culture and resilience and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

lutruwita milaythina Pakana – Tasmania is Aboriginal Land